Windows 8

The following steps and screenshots will help you to connect to UF Wired Service. These steps only need to be performed once. Any student resident with a valid GatorLink username and password can use DHNet Wired Service. If you have forgotten your GatorLink password, please visit or call (352) 392-HELP.

NOTE: Due to the complexity of this tutorial it is recommended that you use the automatic configuration wizard by going to

Step 1

Press the Windows key on your keyboard to bring up the start menu. Type in services.msc and then hit enter.

Step 2

Find Wired AutoConfig. Assuming the list of services is ordered alphabetically, it should be near the bottom of the page. If the list is not ordered alphabetically, feel free to tap or click on Name. Double tap or double click on Wired AutoConfig to change its settings.

Step 3

It is possible that Startup type is set to Manual. Please change it to Automatic. If the Service status says Stopped, tap or click on Start to start the service.

Step 4

Tap or click on the Recovery tab. By default, the choice for First failure and Second failure should be Restart the Service. Please change Subsequent failures to Restart the Service as well.

Additionally, change both Reset fail count after and Restart service after to 0.

Tap or click OK to save the changes and exit the Wired AutoConfig Properties (Local Computer) window. You may also close the Services window.

Step 5

On your Desktop, right click the Network icon and tap or click on Open Network and Sharing Center.

Step 6

Once the Network and Sharing Center is opened, look to the left and click on Change Adapter Settings.

Step 7

You should now be in the Network Connections window. Find the Ethernet Network Connection, right click it, and tap or click on Properties.

Step 8

On the new window that just popped up, please tap or click on the Authentication tab. Your settings should already match the ones in the picture. Tap or click on Settings.

Step 9

Once again, this will bring up a new window, Protected EAP Properties. You should see a list of Trusted Root Certification Authorities with checkboxes next to them. Check AddTrust External CA Root.

Step 10

Before closing the Protected EAP Properties, tap or click on Configure… This will bring up the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties window.

Make sure the checkbox there unchecked.

Tap or click OK to close this window and the Protected EAP Properties window.

Step 11

You should be back on the Ethernet Properties window. Tap or click on Additional Settings…

Step 12

Check the box next to Specify authentication mode. Select User authentication from the dropdown menu. Tap or click on Save credentials.

Step 13

A small window should have popped up asking to save your credentials. Please input your GatorLink Username and GatorLink Password and tap or click OK to close this window.

You can close all the windows now by tapping or clicking OK or Close. Do not click Cancel for any of them.

You Are Now Connected!

You have now successfully setup the DHNet Wired connection. If you have problems at any time during this setup, visit a DHNet@Home location, call (352) 392-2465 or submit an iServiceDesk Request.